pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse – The bias

Do you know what “bias” means? If you have worked in a scientific setting before, chances are you do.

But did you know that as bloggers we are bound to fall for it? I for one am guilty as charged.

Wait. Let me quickly rephrase that: “Guilty” is too harsh a word, and opposed to medical research a blog post is not likely to have a lasting impact on people’s health and well-being.

But despite all our “neutral and independent” claims, we might be falling for one bias or the other.

 

pixi Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse

 

The “publication bias” is the one that I feel is the most common: You only publish what excites you or gives positive results. Because no one wants to read about a product that was straight boring and we want our blogs to be a happy place. Is that dangerous? Not really. But it prevents us from sharing helpful experiences that could someone else stop from buying.

And then the one that I did struggle with when reviewing the pixi Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse: The social bias. You see, I have been reading Caroline Hirons blog for ages. And after watching her vlogs (that never fail to make me laugh), she grew on me as a person. I enjoyed spending virtual time with her. She became a (very unilateral) online friend. So when she released a cleanser, I knew I had to buy it. And I was prepared to love it.

What I was not prepared for, what I simply did not WANT to happen, was that the pixi Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse would just be okay for me.

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pixi skin treats – The Overview

Another pixi related post? Yes! A round-up this time, so if you have religiously read every post I uploaded last month, you might as well skip this video.

But then again, if you have read every post, you probably are a faithful should and will watch anyway.

 

pixi skintreats - overview and my top picks
pixi skintreats – overview and my top picks

 

Which, of course, I highly recommend.

 

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pixi H2O Skindrink Pure Hydration Gel – Halloween ahead

I may have said it before on the blog: I don´t like horror movies. Not even the more fun than scary ones.

Watching Zombieland gave me nightmares. Zombieland!

The one with Woody Harrelson.

And Bill Murray.

Yes, I know.

 

pixi H2O Skindrink Pure Hydration Gel
pixi H2O Skindrink Pure Hydration Gel

 

So why do I repeat it? Because tonight is Halloween, and scary movies seem to be loved by anyone this time of year.

Another thing that many people love, but that rarely works for me are moisturizers. Every once in a while I will find one that I do like, but most of the time I prefer my serums and face oils and skip them completely.

Did the pixi H2O Skindrink Pure Hydration Gel (PR-Sample) change my mind? Read on to find out.

 

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pixi Hydrating Milky Serum – My dropper obsession

I have stated it on this blog before: I am a science nerd. And I do love potions. Not only as part of my daily skincare, but I grew up wanting to study alchemy after reading (too?) many fantasy books.

Alchemy, dear younger readers, is like „Potions Class“ in Harry Potter. Don’t get me wrong, I read and liked Harry Potter (without that disclaimer my following would have probably dropped by half tomorrow!), but my Fantasy socialization was already completed way before the first book was published. I think about „The Mists of Avalon“ druids before I think of Harry Potter, sorry.

 

pixi Hydrating Milky Serum
pixi Hydrating Milky Serum

 

But I am getting off track here. The point I wanted to make is that I love anything that comes with a dropper. And that hasn’t changed yet, despite 9 out of 10 droppers not working properly for me.

Sadly, the dropper on the pixi Hydrating Milky Serum (PR-Sample) is no exception.

 

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Taking out the trash IX – Empties

As I mention at the end of the video, that was supposed to be my September Empties.

Yeah, I know.

 

Taking out the trash IX - Empties
Taking out the trash IX – Empties

 

In my defense, I do have a ton of video ideas and barely any time to film and edit them, so I guess I will leave the „monthly“ empties schedule and sneak them in as a Sunday bonus video whenever I find the time.

What better way to spend a Sunday then talking about trash, am I right?

 

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pixi Glow Mud Mask – Monochrome bathrooms

Now that our daughter is learning the colors, I realized (again), how different men and women are. When Mr. Loca tells her: „That is red.“ I have to stop myself from stepping in and interrupting. Even though it is clearly burgundy. Or rust. Or brick. But there would be no point. To him, all that is just red.

So the question I kept asking myself throughout my skincare in the last weeks was not one that I could discuss with him. I knew I needed to turn to you, dear readers.

 

pixi Glow Mud Mask
pixi Glow Mud Mask

 

Do you think that pixi-green will be a thing, just like Tiffany-blue already is? Because when I line up my skincare on the sink, the uniformity of the bottles and the gold writing kind of makes me want to keep them out for display.

Even if I only use them occasionally, like the pixi Glow Mud Mask (PR-Sample).

 

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pixi Glow Mud Cleanser – A little bit every day

These days I blame everything on the kids.

Kitchen not cleaned? The kids were so demanding! Or maybe I chose to watch You Tube instead.

Looking tired? They kept me up all night. After I went to bed very late, finishing just that one quest in WoW.

Stains on my shirt? We have started solids. And I tried to do everything at once and spilled my tea.

 

pixi Glow Mud Cleanser
pixi Glow Mud Cleanser

 

Haven’t done a face mask in weeks? Well, I actually don’t blame that on the kids. I just sometimes can´t be bothered. Some weeks my cleanse, cleanse, exfoliate, serum, oil routine is all I seem to be able to do.

These are the weeks when pixi Glow Mud Cleanser (PR-Sample) is what I reach for most.

 

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pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm – One for the colder months

When I sat down to plan my blogposts for October, I was tired. Not just „I didn’t sleep well last night“-tired. I was „Two kids down with a cold and I get 3 hours of sleep every night for a week“-tired.

And whenever I am tired, I take comfort in routine. You know, just doing the things you have done so frequently that your body can do them while your mind is still asleep. Without messing up. So when I stared at my skincare drawer (or was sleeping with open eyes, who knows), I decided that it was time to review the pixi Skintreats stuff that I had been using for the past months.

 

pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm
pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm

 

One product after the other.

In the order that I would apply them.

Routine, you see? So prepare for a month of pixi products (all of which are PR samples), because conveniently I had 5 of them. Just the amount of Mondays I needed to plan posts for.

And we are going to start with the pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm (PR-Sample).

Because it is a first cleanse for me.

Which is what I use first.

I really need to sleep.

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pixi Glow Tonic – Crowd pleaser

One of the important things you learn when you get older is: You can´t please everyone. And, more important, you should stop trying.

I admit it is not the easiest lesson learned, and sometimes the question: But why don´t they like me? still pops up in my head, but I have learned to be realistic about my expectations.

So if we learn to apply that to our personal life, why do we expect different from our skin care? Why do we buy a hyped product and expect to love it as much as everyone else does?

 

pixi Glow Tonic
pixi Glow Tonic

 

I mean, we do know that we all have different skins, different concerns and different needs, how on earth could one product be perfect for each and every one on this planet?

You see, I recommended pixi Glow Tonic to two fellow YouTubers, and while one was completely blown away, the other was a little disappointed. She found the product to be nice, but not mind-blowing, which she had expected.

I get both of them, and I will go into detail why I should have anticipated that later, but first let´s take a closer look at pixi Glow Tonic.

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